the one and only plus: it's very close to the train station
otherwise, it was a horrible visit and hands down the worst hotel i've ever stayed in! check-in went alright, but it all went downhill from there. the room smelled awful, the floors were dirty, the bed sheets were clearly used multiple times without a wash, and bathroom sink's faucet barely dripped water, there was NO hot/warm water, and the toilet didn't flush. after 15 minutes of these spectacular findings, we called the front desk to see if we could switch rooms. instead of responding to our request, the woman at the front desk hung up the phone and refused to talk to us. since we booked the hotel online prior to traveling, we were "stuck" with our room for the remainder of our stay in bhubaneswar.
other reasons not to stay here: the complimentary breakfast was the worst food i was served during my entire trip, hands down. they also poured me a glassful of "clean water" which didn't taste clean at all. due to our difficult stay at the hotel, we decided to treat ourselves with a private car ride to puri, which was booked through the hotel. not only did the driver try to make us pay for his gas, but he also charged us the same amount travelers pay private drivers to give them an 8-hour tour in conjunction with the ride from bhubaneswar to puri.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Grand Central is the ideal accommodation option for business travelers as well as leisure travelers. Centrally located near the commercial center of the city at Old Station Road (Just 1 minute walk from The Railway Station Platform No 4), this budget hotel offers 31 A/C rooms to stay. The rooms at Hotel Grand Central are categorized as Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Executive Deluxe Rooms. All the rooms are lavishly furnished with cable television, channel music, direct dial telephone, study table, mini bar and Free Wi-Fi connectivity. The attached washrooms are equipped with bathroom toiletries and receive a continuous supply of hot & cold water. The Executive Deluxe rooms additionally have fruit basket ,Tea/Coffee maker and shaving kits available. The multi cuisine restaurant at Hotel Grand Central has a wide choice of mouth watering Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine that are bound to get your taste buds tingling with delight. There is also a swanky bar with a wide range of Indian and International liquors. Travel desk also offers sightseeing tours to distant heritage sights, namely Puri and Konark. Corporate are also facilitated with a boardroom and a conference hall, which is ideal for business and private events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Grand Central Bhubaneswar, Odisha